Sisal is used in many hard-wearing products, including twines, ropes, plaster reinforcements, and dartboards. The same qualities of strength that make the fiber preferred in these products, make it ideal for floor covering. Aside from its durability, sisal is remarkably versatile, enabling Design Materials to produce carpets in an exceptional range of colors.
Design Materials uses superior-grade sisal, grown on plantations in Tanzania, East Africa. This extremely strong fiber is obtained from the long, green leaves of the Agave plant. Each leaf contains an average of 1,000 fibers that are extracted, washed sundried, brushed, graded, and baled. The remaining plant is used to produce electricity, which supports Tanzania’s economy and helps energize rural areas. Learn more about sisal at DMI floors.